Earth Algebra, Trigonometry and Precalculus / Edition 1by Christopher Schaufele, Nancy Zumoff
Pub. Date: 01/28/1997
This college algebra text focuses on modeling (primarily by curve fitting) real data concerning environmental issues, decision making, reading, writing, and oral reporting. Students work in small groups with graphing calculators or appropriate technology.
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Table of Contents
I. CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATION AND GLOBAL WARMING.
Domain and Range of a Relation.
Methods of Describing Functions.
Domain of a Relation Revisited.
Range of a Function.
2. Linear Functions.
Slopes of Lines.
The Point-Slope Form.
Graphing Linear Equations.
Writing Your Own Equations.
Graphing Linear Functions with the Calculator.
3. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration.
Choosing the Model.
Checking the Accuracy of the Model.
4. Composite Functions and Inverses.
Introduction to Inverse Functions.
Special Inverse Functions.
5. Global Temperature and Ocean Level.
Or, What Beach?
II. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO CARBON DIOXIDE BUILD-UP.
Maximum, Minimum, and Range of a Quadratic Function.
Graphs of Quadratic Functions.
You and Your Calculator Graphs.
7. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices.
Systems of Equations andMatrices.
8. Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission from Autos in the United States.
Predicting Fuel Efficiency of Passenger Cars.
Average Yearly Mileage of Cars.
Total Carbon Dioxide Emission from Automobiles.
9. Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission from Power Consumption in the United States.
Predicting Petroleum Consumption.
Predicting Natural Gas Consumption.
Predicting Total Energy Consumption.
Total Carbon Emission from Power Consumption.
10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Logarithmic and Exponential Equations.
Inverses of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
11. Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission Resulting from Deforestation.
Predicting Deforestation Due to Cattle Grazing.
Predicting Deforestation Due to Agriculture and Development.
Predicting Total World Rainforest Deforestation.
Total Carbon Dioxide Emission from Deforestation.
III. ACCUMULATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE.
13. Carbon Dioxide Concentration Revisited.
Carbon Emission and Increase in CO2 Concentration.
14. Contribution to Atmospheric CO2 Concentration from Three Sources.
Approximating Contribution from Each Source.
IV. CONNECTING CARBON DIOXIDE, PEOPLE AND MONEY.
Of People and CO2 Sources.
GDP and CO2 Contributors.
V. ALTERNATE ENERGY AND NEW TRENDS: REDUCING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION.
Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.
18. Cost and Efficiency of Alternate Energy Sources.
What Are Some Other Alternatives?
19. Creating New Models for the Future.
Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem.
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